regular oil or synthetic

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by tlee, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. tlee

    tlee New Member

    I put syn in my 2010 ranger xl it seems to work good it has only 46000 miles on it now.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    If it was pure synthetic, watch for oil leakage. Spots on the floor, stuff like that.
    The adage for quite a while now has been, if your engine has put on a fair amount of miles with regular oil and you suddenly change to synthetic, it will bleed oil from anyplace that can....the more miles on the engine, the worse the leakage.
    If its a Synthetic blend, the bleeding might not be so bad, since its a blend of straight synthetic and regular oil.
    ...and just because its not bleeding out anywhere you can see (like the valve cover), that doesn't mean its not making it past the valve seals and piston rings and is being blown out the exhaust.


    Dean
     
  4. Lowly Jimson

    Lowly Jimson New Member

     
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  5. Lowly Jimson

    Lowly Jimson New Member

    I put full sun in my ‘08 XL 2.3L at 1st oil change when new. Now with 177K miles no oil burn, no oil leaks. Changed oil and filter every 5K miles.
     
  6. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...you're lucky...
     
  7. Efisher26

    Efisher26 New Member

    I bought mine from auction with 158k no history known, I put full syn in it with no issues. Restore also


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    tlee

    tlee New Member

    I did too.
     
  9. Tom Autry

    Tom Autry New Member

    I have 195000+ on my 2.3. I started with full synthetic at about 100000 miles . No leakage and no oil consumption !
     
  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...we go some lucky truck owners here!
     
  11. Jamey E

    Jamey E Member

    MotorCraft full syn for me!! 161,000 miles, no leaks, drips, or smoke
     

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